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by gas guzzler
Thu 21 Jul, 2016 19:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Viscous fan
Replies: 3
Views: 522

Re: Viscous fan

Ta for replies, got a coupe of other jobs to do first but it's a must to do as it's so noisy in a really irritating way.

Andy
by gas guzzler
Wed 20 Jul, 2016 18:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Viscous fan
Replies: 3
Views: 522

Viscous fan

I need to replace my fan as it makes the awful whooshing noise. Is it the fan or the Viscous coupling that makes the noise. Has anyone got any views of which one to get, I see eurocar parts have one and there are numerous on ebay. Next question is how is easy/hard is it to replace, it's a 99 2.8. Ch...
by gas guzzler
Sun 11 Oct, 2015 17:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: After a better exhaust note
Replies: 1
Views: 309

After a better exhaust note

As title, I want a slightly more throaty exhaust note. Any suggestions on rear box replacements
Cheers Andy
by gas guzzler
Sat 15 Aug, 2015 20:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How to disable alarm completely on MY00 2.0?
Replies: 6
Views: 669

Re: How to disable alarm completely on MY00 2.0?

Had the same problem a few weeks back, disconnected bonnet switch and alarm. The problem was the tilt switch in the boot, there was so much water in the well it was causing a short circuit across the terminals.

Andy
by gas guzzler
Tue 04 Aug, 2015 17:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alarm has started going off for no apparent reason
Replies: 8
Views: 565

Re: Alarm has started going off for no apparent reason

If the alarm still goes off, the culprit is likely to be the tilt sensor in bottom of the left-hand boot well, and it is likely that it has drowned. Cheers R. Now that would make sense, the boot got absolutley flooded the other weekend due to it being more or less open when there was a downpour, I ...
by gas guzzler
Mon 03 Aug, 2015 21:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alarm has started going off for no apparent reason
Replies: 8
Views: 565

Re: Alarm has started going off for no apparent reason

Well it wasn't the bonnet switch, disconnected that earlier and it just went off again.

Think I'll just disconnect the alarm, cars kept in the garage most of the time anyway.
by gas guzzler
Mon 03 Aug, 2015 06:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alarm has started going off for no apparent reason
Replies: 8
Views: 565

Re: Alarm has started going off for no apparent reason

Cheers for replies, had forgotten about the under bonnet switch. I've got the buttons on the key but have not used the third button, I'll try things today. it's one very loud alarm so try to get it switched off quick.

Andy
by gas guzzler
Sun 02 Aug, 2015 19:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alarm has started going off for no apparent reason
Replies: 8
Views: 565

Alarm has started going off for no apparent reason

As title, the alarm has started going off quite randomly. I stop it by disconnecting then re-connecting the battery and that seems to do the job for a while. Any ideas about solutions?

Cheers Andy
by gas guzzler
Wed 29 Jul, 2015 20:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS Module / ABS pump
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Re: ABS Module / ABS pump

Don't know exact cost of new but I know it was going to cost in excess of £600 for parts and £75 labour, in the end I had mine reconditioned, it cost £304 with p&p took about an hour to fit and bleed so labour would have been between £60-£100 depending on where you have it done.
Andy
by gas guzzler
Thu 18 Jun, 2015 20:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Which Z3 to get?
Replies: 13
Views: 1337

Re: Which Z3 to get?

You're only as old (or as young) as you feel, Lancsbob! Very true, the chap I sold my Z3 to on Sunday had never owned or been in a sports car before, half way round the test drive he looked at me with a big smile on his face and said 'You've sold it'. He's 78 and said 'He can't take his money with ...
by gas guzzler
Thu 18 Jun, 2015 19:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Which Z3 to get?
Replies: 13
Views: 1337

Re: Which Z3 to get?

Well I'm 62 and up until the weekend had two 2.8s, they're great cars and I would certainly get the 2.8, best of the bunch in my opinion. Loads of grunt with an unstressed engine, later ones with the double vanos even better. But shortly someone will come along and say the 2.2 is the best and then s...
by gas guzzler
Tue 09 Jun, 2015 18:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Fan going constantly
Replies: 4
Views: 539

Fan going constantly

Have noticed the fan appears to be going round constantly, what causes this and will it cause a problem? Thought these viscous fans came on at set temperatures.

Andy
by gas guzzler
Sat 06 Jun, 2015 17:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Opinion on bonnet colour
Replies: 12
Views: 1080

Re: Opinion on bonnet colour

If that's the bonnet you bought of me from ebay it's definitely Arctic silver, I've just gone to the garage and checked on the pillar to make sure. And the car hasn't had a re-spray it's the original paint.
Andy
by gas guzzler
Sun 31 May, 2015 07:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: loan needed
Replies: 10
Views: 1189

Re: loan needed

I've got a space saver with the tray you can have, looks as if its the original tyre and the wheel isn't that pretty but you're welcome to it. I'm in Epsom Surrey.
by gas guzzler
Sun 24 May, 2015 08:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: not happy
Replies: 8
Views: 1353

Re: not happy

Glorious sunshine here, having breakfast with the patio doors open, sorry to rub it in 8-)
by gas guzzler
Thu 21 May, 2015 18:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What does it do?
Replies: 3
Views: 484

Re: What does it do?

Okay cheers for that, explains why my silver one is louder than the red one, it's stuck open.
Andy
by gas guzzler
Thu 21 May, 2015 15:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What does it do?
Replies: 3
Views: 484

What does it do?

Thinking of changing the rear silencer but before I do would like to know what the valve thingy does on the silencer, I can see that it shuts one side of the pipe down but when and why.
Cheers Andy
by gas guzzler
Sat 09 May, 2015 07:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 manual
Replies: 8
Views: 1206

Re: Z3 manual

I've not got a manual but have found the advice and help given on this forum great. Also use YOU TUBE a lot, it seems that any job you need to do someone has done a video of it. Always find it helps watching it being done.
by gas guzzler
Sat 09 May, 2015 07:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Replacement rear screen.
Replies: 6
Views: 792

Re: Replacement rear screen.

Got one from Art design about 2 years ago. Bit of a pig to fit, you just have to ensure it's goes in straight on the first attempt. Still nice and clear, and not had any problems with it. Quality not as good as BMW but does the job. Put silicone spray on the zip, makes it go round easier.
by gas guzzler
Fri 08 May, 2015 17:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How is the air bag light still on?
Replies: 18
Views: 2365

Re: How is the air bag light still on?

Well finally got it MOT'd today after the speedo packed up last time I went to take it in. So it passed with an advisory on air bag light 'not illuminating' , the wonders of a bit of paper stuffed down a hole. Hopefully be able to get it sorted by next year.
Andy
by gas guzzler
Mon 04 May, 2015 21:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Speedo stopped working
Replies: 20
Views: 1773

Re: Speedo stopped working

Well had a look today, cleaned the sensor on the diff, wasn't that, did the instrument check and all dials were working so took the pod out, guess what, the smaller connector block (black one) wasn't clicked all the way in. Now working so will re book for MOT to see what else is wrong.
Cheers Andy
by gas guzzler
Thu 30 Apr, 2015 17:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Speedo stopped working
Replies: 20
Views: 1773

Re: Speedo stopped working

Thanks for the replies, a lot of useful information there. Not having a workshop manual I'm relying on the forum and you tube so cheers for the help
Andy
by gas guzzler
Wed 29 Apr, 2015 17:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Speedo stopped working
Replies: 20
Views: 1773

Speedo stopped working

Car was due in for it's MOT today so took it out last night to give it a blap to clear the system and the speedo stopped working, and hasn't come back. Stopped working for a few minutes a couple of weeks back but came back on whilst I was driving. Any ideas on likely causes, is there gearbox connect...
by gas guzzler
Sat 25 Apr, 2015 10:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How is the air bag light still on?
Replies: 18
Views: 2365

Re: How is the air bag light still on?

Don't have a problem with salvage parts, normally try and use them, but no correct units on ebay at the moment. Already ordered a sensor unit that was supposedly the correct one for a Z3, listed to fit my car, but it was the wrong one, fortunately didn't pay much.
by gas guzzler
Sat 25 Apr, 2015 06:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How is the air bag light still on?
Replies: 18
Views: 2365

Re: How is the air bag light still on?

I will fix the problem but at the moment I need to get the car MOT'd and checked over for any other problems to make sure it's a viable proposition. It can be one of three things, as it's not the contacts, have already gone through those several times. The ecu unit behind the console (not sure how m...
by gas guzzler
Fri 24 Apr, 2015 19:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How is the air bag light still on?
Replies: 18
Views: 2365

Re: How is the air bag light still on?

Cheers, thought I was seeing things, bloody German engineering. Shame they couldn't have made the rest of the circuit more reliable.
by gas guzzler
Fri 24 Apr, 2015 19:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How is the air bag light still on?
Replies: 18
Views: 2365

How is the air bag light still on?

Before anybody says anything I know its not ideal but I need the car to get through the MOT, it's not being sold on. Okay I've had a BMW mechanic check the fault and it's saying fault with side air bag somewhere, an expensive repair. Any way went to the MOT station and asked if it would fail with th...
by gas guzzler
Thu 23 Apr, 2015 17:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Did they do this wheel an other size
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Re: Did they do this wheel an other size

Looks as if the answer is no then, that's a shame but thanks for the link.
by gas guzzler
Thu 23 Apr, 2015 13:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Did they do this wheel an other size
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Did they do this wheel an other size

Just wondering if anybody knows if this style of wheel came in 16" or 17"

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bmw-Z3-Alloy- ... 35ce6884b9
by gas guzzler
Sun 19 Apr, 2015 08:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Code readers not communicating.
Replies: 14
Views: 934

Re: Code readers not communicating.

Been rather busy with other things so not had time to work on this, but have recently had this diagnosed on a laptop and it told me what I already knew 'fault right side, drivers door air bag', fault couldn't be cleared. I've had the seats out checked the wires and connectors (very wet under there) ...
by gas guzzler
Tue 17 Mar, 2015 18:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Code readers not communicating.
Replies: 14
Views: 934

Re: Code readers not communicating.

Well found the socket and it worked, in as much as it told me the fault. Fault code 21 which is 'sensor, side airbag, right, line fault' Which I presume is the door air bag. unfortunately the B800 won't clear it so looks as if I'm still going to have to take it to a garage.
by gas guzzler
Mon 16 Mar, 2015 21:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Code readers not communicating.
Replies: 14
Views: 934

Re: Code readers not communicating.

Thanks for replies, I was being dim, didn't think to unscrew that didn't know what it was. Will have a go tomorrow.
Cheers
by gas guzzler
Mon 16 Mar, 2015 19:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Code readers not communicating.
Replies: 14
Views: 934

Re: Code readers not communicating.

I'm either being dim or blind, or possibly both, but can't find a socket under the bonnet to plug the B800 into. Can someone tell me where it is please.
by gas guzzler
Sun 15 Mar, 2015 18:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ZRoadster.net Members with Diagnostic Kit
Replies: 90
Views: 29430

Re: ZRoadster.net Members with Diagnostic Kit

I have a B800 reset tool and a Creator BM C310 Scan tool, no idea how to use them though :oops: Based in Epsom, Surrey.
by gas guzzler
Sun 15 Mar, 2015 18:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Code readers not communicating.
Replies: 14
Views: 934

Re: Code readers not communicating.

Just a thought where are you plugging the B800 airbag reader, pacman socket in engine bay or 16pin OBD2 socket in the car if you have one fitted? B800 will only work on airbag system using the engine bay pacman socket. Colb Ok that could be the problem then, been plugging the B800 into the 0BD2 in ...
by gas guzzler
Sun 15 Mar, 2015 10:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Code readers not communicating.
Replies: 14
Views: 934

Code readers not communicating.

I have two Z3's both with warning lights on, and both needing MOT's. ABS light on one turned out to be the pump knackered so has been sent off for rebuild. The other one has the air bag light on so I splashed out and bought a Creator C310, I already have a B800, but neither seem to want to communica...
by gas guzzler
Fri 09 Jan, 2015 21:04
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: V8 coupe
Replies: 2
Views: 506

Re: V8 coupe

c_w wrote:Tony?
No chaps name is Oliver, only just got it so perhaps bought it off Tony
by gas guzzler
Fri 09 Jan, 2015 16:31
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: V8 coupe
Replies: 2
Views: 506

V8 coupe

Recently seen this parked where I work just presumed it was a standard M3 coupe, heard it today GLORIOUS! Turned out I knew the chap driving it so had a quick chat, it has a M5 V8 in it. Think he said it pushes out 400bhp!
by gas guzzler
Sun 21 Dec, 2014 07:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear tyres on Z3 - Is this illegal?
Replies: 21
Views: 3453

Re: Rear tyres on Z3 - Is this illegal?

Keynun wrote:Would that not technically have 1.6mm+ over 3/4 of the tyre? I've ordered two tyres anyway..

Sorry I phrased that wrong, yes it is ok.
by gas guzzler
Sat 20 Dec, 2014 22:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear tyres on Z3 - Is this illegal?
Replies: 21
Views: 3453

Re: Rear tyres on Z3 - Is this illegal?

Looks as if it is, min requirement is 1.6mm over 3/4 width of tyre.
by gas guzzler
Thu 18 Dec, 2014 19:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: WTF is so special about the Z?
Replies: 10
Views: 2024

Re: WTF is so special about the Z?

Good job that's not my car they're sitting on, wheelie bin springs to mind. :evil:
by gas guzzler
Wed 17 Dec, 2014 17:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Mazda MX5 OR BMW Z3? Your views guys...
Replies: 82
Views: 15111

Re: Mazda MX5 OR BMW Z3? Your views guys...

Not wishing to upset anyone but when the Z3 first came out it was by all accounts aimed at the American market and the 1.8 didn't exactly set the world on fire in fact people were expecting more from 'The ultimate driving machine', where as the mx5 not only looked like a British sports car it had fo...
by gas guzzler
Tue 16 Dec, 2014 06:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Lights behind heater controls
Replies: 3
Views: 703

Re: Lights behind heater controls

Many Thanks
by gas guzzler
Mon 15 Dec, 2014 21:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Lights behind heater controls
Replies: 3
Views: 703

Lights behind heater controls

Now it's dark again something that annoys me is that I can't see the 3 heater controls, should there be lights behind them? If so how can I reach them to replace, would I be able to get to them if I take the radio out?
by gas guzzler
Sun 14 Dec, 2014 17:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Mazda MX5 OR BMW Z3? Your views guys...
Replies: 82
Views: 15111

Re: Mazda MX5 OR BMW Z3? Your views guys...

@gas guzzler: You can't just mention a V8 Mx5 and leave it at that, pics and videos mandatory! A v8 in a z3 would be my ideal...any plans? Always happy to oblige, unfortunately no longer have the car as sold it earlier this. No plans to do any more transplants, to much hard work and at the moment t...
by gas guzzler
Sat 13 Dec, 2014 17:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Mazda MX5 OR BMW Z3? Your views guys...
Replies: 82
Views: 15111

Re: Mazda MX5 OR BMW Z3? Your views guys...

Well over the years I've had 6 mx5s including one I put 3.5 V8 in and they are fantastic little cars, great to drive and very much a fun car, but and it's a big but, I prefer my Z3 2.8. Maybe not as quick round corners but the power delivery is so much better and goes on giving, the mx5 always ran o...
by gas guzzler
Sun 30 Nov, 2014 20:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Spa Classic 2015
Replies: 3
Views: 637

Re: Spa Classic 2015

Been to this a couple of times and have to say it's a good event, as you say more relaxed and nowhere near as crowded. May be going to this years but will probably go in my Scimitar this time.
by gas guzzler
Thu 11 Sep, 2014 16:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: LIST YOUR REAR END HERE...
Replies: 19
Views: 3083

Re: LIST YOUR REAR END HERE...

Rear exhaust bracket, four spot welds had given up so plate had come away from body work and was flapping about. Fixed by two bolts, easier than welding as difficult to get to.
by gas guzzler
Mon 21 Jul, 2014 15:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 220592

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Besides 6 months road tax, 2x Falken 914 225x50x16 (£181 for the pair), don't know it's my imagination but the car seems a lot smoother and quieter, but then after reading one of the threads on this forum about using super unleaded I've started using that as well so the combination of both has defin...
by gas guzzler
Sat 28 Jun, 2014 22:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Video Review of Z3 on YouTube
Replies: 14
Views: 566

Re: New Video Review of Z3 on YouTube

Interesting video, disagree about build quality, the BMW is far superior, early mk2 mx5s very prone to rust and failing suspension. I have had six mx5's, one mk2 and 5 mk1's one with a 3.5 v8 Rover in it. English mk1 suffered greatly from rust especially sills, imports a much better buy. Drive wise ...